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Augusta Co. Sixth Graders Rap to Counter the Pipeline

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Augusta Co. sixth-graders rap about why they don't support Dominion's proposed natural gas pipeline. Augusta Co. sixth-graders rap about why they don't support Dominion's proposed natural gas pipeline.
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Some Augusta County students are joining the "All Pain, No Gain" anti-pipeline campaign in a creative way.

After a history lesson on property rights, several sixth-graders decided they wanted to take action and make sure their voices are heard in the fight against Dominion's proposed natural gas pipeline.

So, they made a rap video about the pipeline and presented it at the Board of Supervisor's meeting.

“Some people might think that kids don't have a voice but we're showing them that they do. No matter how small the person, everyone has a voice and deserves a say in what's going on in their environment and their lives,” says Kaelin Strickland, sixth grade student.

A Dominion spokesman says he applauds teachers using current affairs to help educate students.

He hopes the students know the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is trying to show FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, that the chosen route has the least environmental impact.

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